man this thread is triggering me.
it's called LoFi, but lots of the stuff people have been making in 2016 is what i call "BroFi"
you can basically learn everything you need to know about lofi by going to my soundcloud and clicking through my followers/following. i started trying to make it in Q3 2014.
outsider house is another good term but that i think should be applied to EARLY lofi, like huerco s. the main rallying release for me was Huerco S - Colonial patterns, but even that is him straying from the more traditional lofi sound that i'd say began to gain strength in 2012. Terekke, Route 8, etc.
but yeah, LoFi/lofi is the reluctant but useful umbrella term.
Yeah, outsider house is normally the name I see given to this stuff, although it's generally been used a bit less in the last year or so. Opal Tapes and LIES are putting out some of the best dance music around at the minute. Also totally behind this tape on Tekres.
aight watmm delivered... knew there would be a term for this. outsider house tho? i guess that i shouldnt be too surprised that music journalism would appropriate a term that nobody the art world can use with a straight face because of its connection to colonialism and its fixation with mental illness. funny that huerco s is seen as the originat
This thread makes apparent just how much genres are quite time-specific... (duh) Interesting.
Cuz first off-- the OP tracks are pretty good (!), but they're just "(old school) house", Detroit influence yadda yadda, style circa 1991~1994 or something like that (the pump shuffle house style was pretty huge when in the pop music scene, new jack swing was in vogue). Because if you have any old school house cassette tapes from that era- produced with relatively high-end equipment of the time- it'll sound sorta like OP tracks. But since we're in the future, all of a sudden if that cassette sound is used, it's "lo-fi".
No wonder why elementary school kids don't know good drum n bass...
You have to call it "lo-fi old-school vinyl-samplist bro-core 9000", and then they're like, "Oooooh, yah- I know Photek."
well yes, duh. context is a big part of it and i guess i'm glad that "it's all about the music" attitude is finally fading away. to give a more extreme (in terms of time) example, consider parade, an opera by satie from 1917. if you were to make something similar (cubist costumes and everything) in 2017 most people in the opera scene would simply say it's a bit shit, something people from the local hobby theatre would make if they smoke too much weed. 1917 it was revolutionary
thanks for the vids & links everyone
edit/ mgf, that sounds amazing. just visited your sc to follow you & noticed i already do. been listening to that gravity came from the roof... ep for 1 year now. awesome stuff.
Edited by marian, 01 December 2016 - 01:42 AM.